I just feel like it’s my big flaw: Kim Kardashian on living with psoriasis

LOS ANGELES, Sept 1 — Kim Kardashian has been pretty open about her struggle with psoriasis and now the reality star has revealed that she isn’t letting the autoimmune disease stop her from loving her body.

Kardashian says she is no longer worried about living with psoriasis and is done trying to hide those dry, itchy patches. In a post on her app, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared: “Since I was first diagnosed with psoriasis in 2010, I’ve been pretty open about my struggles with it.

“I have that one patch on my right leg that is the most visible. I don’t even really try to cover it that much anymore. Sometimes I just feel like it’s my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?”

“After this many years, I’ve really learned to live with it.”

“I got it for the first time at the DASH store opening in New York,” she said. “I wore this all-sequin dress and I started getting really itchy; I thought it was just a rash caused by the fabric, but then the rash was covering my legs and my mum was like, ‘I think you have psoriasis!!!’ She has it too, and it’s hereditary, so she spotted the symptoms immediately.

“There’s no cure that we know of right now, but there are certain foods you should avoid to help prevent flare-ups — acidic foods like tomatoes and eggplant, for instance. Everyone with psoriasis has different symptoms; sometimes the rashes are itchy, sometimes they’re flaky. Mine flares up from time to time for different reasons.”

“For now, I use a topical cortisone ointment every night before bed,” she added. “I’m always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I’m learning to just accept it as part of who I am.” – MMO